Disabled woman sexually assaulted in Pune

The accused, identified as Shankar Nirbhavne, lives in the same neighbourhood as the victim, according to the police complaint filed by the victim’s 34-year-old sister
According to the police, Nirbhavne lives alone, is unemployed and has a habit of consuming alcohol.(Representative image)
According to the police, Nirbhavne lives alone, is unemployed and has a habit of consuming alcohol.(Representative image)
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 04:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

A 45-year-old man was booked for sexually assaulting a disabled woman in Bhosari on Wednesday.

The accused, identified as Shankar Nirbhavne, lives in the same neighbourhood as the victim, according to the police complaint filed by the victim’s 34-year-old sister.

The man had approached the complainant’s sister and took her to his house at 12:30pm on Wednesday, where he allegedly sexually assaulted her, according to the complaint. The police could not confirm whether he found the victim in her house or roaming on the street. The man was aware that the woman had a mental disability.

According to the police, Nirbhavne lives alone, is unemployed and has a habit of consuming alcohol.

“The victim is in her 40s. The complaint was filed by her younger sister who got to know about the incident from women in the area,” said police sub-inspector (PSI) Binudev Kapurgude who is investigating the case.

The victim’s sister approached the police in the afternoon and a case was registered against Nirbhavne at 8:15pm on Wednesday. The woman was taken to Sassoon General Hospital for medical tests on Wednesday night and the man was arrested and produced in a local court on Thursday.

“The man tried to run away, but we caught him at 11pm,” said Kapurgude.

A case under Section 376(2)(j)(l) of the Indian Penal Code was registered at the Bhosari police station against Nirbhavne.

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